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It’s not overly difficult to chop down a tree. Sure, tools like chainsaws make it easier, but with a saw, hatchet and a lot of elbow grease, it’s doable if you want to put in the work. 

Removing the stump? That’s another level. Unless you have a stump grinder, that is.

If you’re not familiar, a stump grinder is a handy lawn equipment tool that benefits land owners, homeowners and professional landscapers alike. In today’s post, we’ll look at features and benefits for two options from Brave and Dosko that we sell here at Classic Turf Equipment. 

Option #1: Dosko Self-Propelled Stump Grinder

The first option is a self-propelled model from Dosko. As a self-propelled model, it’s much easier to operate than the alternative options like walk-behind versions (though this is reflected in the cost). Dosko stump grinders are known for their efficiency, power and safety features. This particular Dosko stump grinder includes a side discharge frame that keeps cuttings away from the machine, an easy-to-transport design and fast operation. 

Top features and specifications:

  • Electric start with oil shutdown sensor
  • Direct belt drive with 1.375” diameter bearings
  • Unique side discharge frame 
  • Comfortable handlebar system with five positions
  • Engine: 620-20HE – 688cc Honda GX630
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Teeth: Greenteeth™ 700 Series Teeth (8)
  • Cutter Wheel: 14″ Dia. x 3/8″ Thick
  • Disc RPM: 2500 RPM
  • Drive: Direct Belt Drive; 4 Groove Power Band with Idler Bearing Belt Tensioners
  • Tires: 4.80/4.00-8″ Adjustable Brake Band
  • Weight: 400 lbs
  • Dimensions: 58″L x 32″W x 51″H
  • Cutting Capacity: 20″ Above Grade, 16″ Below Grade

Option #2: Brave Walk-Behind Stump Grinder

The second option is a walk-behind stump grinder from Brave. As a walk-behind model, it’s lighter and more affordable than most gas-powered stump grinders and it’s powered by a strong Kohler 14-horsepower engine. With features like dual-locking ATV wheels and a 12-inch solid steel cutting head, there’s a lot to love about this stump grinder.

Top features and specifications:

  • 22.7 ft.-lb. of gross torque
  • Nine different high-speed carbide cutters
  • No slippage from direct belt drive
  • Sturdy 12” solid steel cutting head
  • Tri-cut dual bolted teeth cuts 3-½” wide
  • Grinds stumps from 9” below to 9” above ground
  • Anti-vibration welded chip head safety shield
  • Durable, rugged 16-gauge steel decking
  • Dual locking ATV wheels; HD 2×2 axle
  • Engine: Kohler 14HP CH440
  • Cutting Speed: 3,600 RPM
  • Drive: Dual Direct V-Belt
  • Cutting Width: 3-1/2″

A stump grinder is a handy tool that is more than worth the investment. To learn more about these models, go over all of your options or get your questions answered, contact us or visit one of our Dallas-Fort Worth-area locations today.